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The CSO wants to get to know you in order to support and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. Our events and continuing education opportunities are intended to engage and inspire teachers with relevant topics, applicable learning and fun. Through our free workshops, events and network communication, we hope to build a long-lasting relationship with the educators in the region.

Our Educator Workshops are always free and eligible for CEUs. We develop them to address topics of interest as indicated by educator feedback and suggestion. Additional Educator events are planned throughout the year to stay in touch with the CSO.

CSO Music Educator Award

This award recognizes a K-12 music educator for their excellence in the field and includes $500 in scholarship for Professional Development. The award is presented at Educator Appreciation Night. Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2020. 

The awarded music educator demonstrates:

  • Dedication to the growth of all students in the classroom
  • Establishing an inclusive and safe environment for students
  • Inspiring creativity and music learning through unique lessons, experiences and/or projects
  • Overcoming exceptional challenges in the classroom
  • Advocating for music and arts education

To Submit Entry:

Complete the application form and attach one Statement of Support from a colleague or supervisor.

Apply Now

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Upcoming Educator Events

CSO Educator Network will host 4 sessions at the OMEA Professional Development Conference 2020 in Cincinnati. All sessions are for registered conference attendees, to register for OMEA visit

Thu Jan 30, 2020 | 3:30 pm - Double Reeds with Associate Principal Oboe Lon Bussell and Principal Bassoon Christopher Sales

Thu Jan 30, 2020 | 5:00 pm - Conducting Masterclass with Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and CSYO (application form to conduct in the masterclass)

Fri Jan 31, 2020 | 8:00 am - Percussion with Principal Percussionist David Fishlock

Fri Jan 31, 2020 | 11:00 am - Cincinnati Pops Open Rehearsal Observation (offsite session)


CSYO Concert Orchestra, led by Felipe Morales-Torres will perform on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 in the Duke Energy Convention Center in Grand Ballroom B. The performance is free and open to the public. Following the concert they will also serve as a clinic ensemble for a conducting workshop led by John Morris Russell.

A night of music, drinks and celebration, on us! Exclusive for educators, this evening includes free admission to the CSO Play of Light concert and a pre-concert reception. RSVP is required through our reservation form. This event is currently SOLD OUT, but we encourage educators to complete the reservation form to be added to our waitlist. All cancellations will be redistributed to individuals on the waitlist. 
Sat Feb 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm in Wilks Studio at Music Hall (1241 Elm St, Cincinnati)

Doors open for pre-concert reception: 6:30pm
Concert begins: 8pm

The CSO Music Educator Award will be presented at this event. Apply before January 31st for the award and scholarship.

Past Events

  • Workshop: Simple Physics of Tone Production with David Eccles, Hal Leonard, November 2019
  • Workshop: Vocal Wellness with Katie Davidson, M.A. CCC-SLP, September 2019
  • Summer Social at Fretboard, August 2019
  • Workshop: Self-Care Day, May 2019
  • Workshop: Conducting Master Class with John Morris Russell, March 2019
  • Educator Appreciation Night at the CSO, November 2018
  • Workshop: World Instruments and Roots of Rhythm with Dr. Craig Woodson, September 2018
  • Summer Social at Rhinegeist, July 2018


The CSO, through membership in the League of American Orchestras and the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (affiliate of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education), works to advocate for continued access and support to arts education for students in Ohio.

As part of the GCAAE's advocacy efforts, we are collecting belief statements for arts education to be shared as an advocacy tool with state representatives. To share why you value the arts in Ohio, complete the belief statement form below.  


Share your belief statement for Arts Ed Advocacy

League Statement of Common Cause for Music Education

For questions about Educator Workshops or Events, contact Becky Spiewak at or 513.744.3347.